15 Joey Carbery 14 Fergus McFadden 13 Garry Ringrose 12 Robbie Henshaw 11 Isa Nacewa 10 Johnny Sexton 9 Luke McGrath 1 Jack McGrath 2 Richardt Strauss 3 Tadhg Furlong 4 Devin Toner 5 Hayden Triggs 6 Rhys Ruddock 7 Dan Leavy 8 Jack Conan
6 Sean Cronin and Josh van der Flier are quality replacements against most clubs but they barely damaged the Clermont size. Jamison Gibson-Park distributed well. Zane Kirchner made one poor contribution.
7 May be the players woke up all by themselves but something must have been said for them to come out with such a stunning second half riposte.
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7 Proneto the occasional error but showed well against the class of MorganParra, savingLeinster afewtimeswith hiscover defenceand box kicking. JamisonGibson-Park is the ideal replacement asthetempo increases.
7 Avoided asecondyellow (and red)card by thecommon senseof NigelOwensas the game swung Cl er mont’ s way. De served thesin binning as hetugged David Strettle’s jersey asCarbery wascaught flat footed indefence.
6 Typically confrontational showingfrom the veteranwinger whoforced his wayintothe teamandthereby removedthe try scoring talents of Adam Byrne. Replaced by Zane Kirchner whopromptly ran out of play. Costly.
7 Onlylasted abruising hour under the Lyon sunwhichwas surprising considering CianHealy’s suspension. Peter Dooley cameinto reinforce Leinster’s depth in the positionbut Healy’s impactwas sorely missed.
8 There’ s nodip ina Hen shaw performance. Them an will carry and tackle into double figures, regardless of the opposition, regardless of the occasion. Took enormous punishment, andmaintained his impact.
8 Immense.Bullish carrying covered the lossof SeanO’Brien as aconsistentstring ofcalf injuries were shelved for this one herculean80 minute effort to force Leinster over the gainline.
7 Arguablyexposed defensivelyas Clermont pouredthrough for their early tries but was superb ly elusive to spark the Leinster revival. Rob Kearney probablywould havecaughtthat late Clermont restart.
7 WhenJamie Heaslipeventually takes leave of the Leinster andIreland eight jersey,Conan looksprimed for along term innings.Heaslip’s engine remainssuperior but carried aswell as anyone (except Fritz Lee).
7 EmptiedNick Abendanon in midfield and wasoneofonly twofrom the Leinster frontfive, the other being McGrath, who showedup in the physicality stakes as Clermont ran riot in the opening15 minutes.
8 Brilliantly efficient. Kicked everything - eventhatrapid late penalty - andavoided heavypunishment whilemanaging to hardlyever annoy Owens.Gambledwithshort 22drop outthat led to Lopezdropgoal.
8 Warrenshould have listened to Andy Farrell. Only the rarest talentscores that 67thminute try.Hecantake enormous punishment asoneblind-side tackle showed. Brilliant swerveto put Carbery into space.
7 Slidingdoors. Imagine hereleased Aurélien Rougerie’s ankle just before the officials felt heimpeded the centre from covering the break thatled to Leavy running phenomenalsupport for the gamedefining ‘try’.
5 Scoopedupand drivenbackwards in the early exchanges but Toner’s value these pastfew yearshas beenhis engine. Recoveredandworked his heart outfor the entire 80.
5 Honestjourneymanbut Scott Fardyis looking world class in Super Rugby this season. RossMolony was morenoticeable in the ball carrying stakes whenhe cameon butthegamehad openedup.
5 Playedwell, growing into the disastrous firsthalf but his impact sub, SeanCronin, madesomedefensive andhandling errorswhen Leinsterneededhim to puncture the Clermont defence.